Two a Healthy Life

One couple on a mission to become healthy

The sick days of winter

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With the cold season abound it was only a matter of time before one us came down with something.  One of my coworkers who sits right in front of me was sick all week and finally my body gave in and I started to come down with a sore throat on Friday.  Alex has been burning the candle at both ends the last half a week and now she is sick as well.

Nobody like being sick, and every time I get sick I question how we haven’t figured out how to prevent it yet.  However, I have noticed that since I have started to eat healthier I get sick a lot less then I used to.  Other then medicine and rest, the other remedies that I try to stick too are drinking lots of water, getting enough sleep, and continuing to eat healthy.

The last suggestion on that list is something I never would have thought of in the past.  When I would be sick I would think chicken soup and that would be it.  But if we really are what we eat, then when your body is fighting off a parasite you need all the nutrients that you can get.  Alex and I usually eat at least five fruits and vegetables a day, but when I am sick I make an extra point to get as many as I can so I can feel better.

Just remember to take care of yourself, but don’t let being sick keep you from eating right or sticking to your routine.

On(achoo)ward.

Author: Nathaniel Chaney

Last year was a breakthrough year for me personally, as far as writing was concerned. After years of wanting to finish a novel. Making it a resolution each and every December only to get to the end of the year with nothing. 2018 was the year of change. Two major things that happened. First was to let go of the absurd notion that in order to put words on the page I had to be inspired by my muse. This idea was thrown in the trash where it joined crumpled wads of unfinished drafts. Second was the realization that to finish a novel I needed a process in order to write consistently. There was some initial trial and error in setting up a schedule that worked into my life but by the end of 2018 I had finished two books and was heading into the second round of edits on my first. What I want to do in this blog is share the experience of being a new writer by exploring my writing process as it develops. I’ll also be posting some of my short fiction and possibly book reviews time permitting.

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